Choosing a college may be a challenging time for most people. There are a lot of factors to consider, a lot of schools to scout, and a lot of preparations to do. Choosing a college is definitely a big decision, so it’s very important to carefully plan the next steps you would be taking when it comes to choosing a school to attend to.
If you have your eye on attending on a ministry school, the pressure mounts even. There are a lot of expectations and challenges that you have to face. Most of all, it’s a matter of deciding if you are ready for it on a spiritual level. If you are planning on attending a ministry school, here are some questions you can ask yourself to determine if you are ready to take on a new challenge on a new chapter of your life—ministry education.
1. Are you passionate enough to want it?
In order to be successful in the ministry life, one has to have a burning passion, especially in making a difference in other people’s lives. In order to carry out the Lord’s message takes courage and determination, and passion in helping out others should always be present if you want to take it to the next level and attend a ministry school to further hone your craft and follow your dreams.
2. Do you have integrity to carry on a lifelong mission to serve others and God?
Having integrity in order to serve God and others is definitely a personal requirement if you want to continue on the path of ministry duties. Striving for perfection isn’t really the key to integrity, but having a clear conscience, a commitment in living a spiritual life, and a great sense of judgment in separating right from wrong are some of the ways to get ready for a new journey with God, as well as serving other people.
3. Are you being encouraged by the right people to attend ministry school?
God works through other people, and if you find yourself surrounded by people who are encouraging you to attend ministry school, take it as a good sign to prove that you are ready for it. If you get the encouragement from people who know you really well, you get the confidence that you need to believe in yourself that you are actually pursuing the right path.
Studying the word of God by attending ministry school is definitely one of the best ways to start your journey towards the ministry life. It takes a burning passion to carry out the Gospel and dedication to serve others, as well as personal integrity in leading and living a spiritual life. Encouragement from people who know you to attend ministry school gives you the willpower to continue your spiritual journey. If you think you have all these, then you are indeed ready to start a new life in a ministry school.
About the Author:
Sarah recently studied at Vision College’s bible school, and was inspired to blog about the topic.